Being able to control the climate in your home is one of the key creature comforts in life. Being able to turn up the AC on a hot day is the point of having an air conditioning unit. So when the air conditioning goes out when you need it, it can be stressful. We understand the worry that comes with a malfunctioning air conditioner unit. They’re expensive to replace, and you maybe be worried about the costs of making your home comfortable again. But each small malfunction in your air conditioner doesn’t need to be a hassle. At Woolace & Johnson, our goal is to diagnose any problems in your air conditioner and exhaust all options before talking about expensive whole-unit replacements. If you’re in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area and need to have your air conditioner inspected or repaired, contact Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424, and we’ll be out to diagnose the issue at your earliest convenience!
Air Conditioner Components
The average lifespan of a central air conditioner, with proper upkeep and maintenance, is approximately 15 to 20 years. That being said, there are lots of components in your air conditioner that can corrode, short out, or break over time. Even if you only use your air conditioner occasionally, or use it to lower the temperature of your home or business only a few degrees at a time, time will still degrade essential components. Certain air conditioner malfunctions point to different components.
Most modern thermostats are digital, and that makes them susceptible to the different problems of digital equipment and technology. The thermostat is the control unit of your air conditioner system. It tells the AC what temperature you want your home to be. When the thermostat tells the rest of the system that it needs to come on, it turns on to lower the temperature in your home. There are several signs that your thermostat might need to have some components replaced.
- AC Won’t Turn On: If your AC is stuck in the off position, your thermostat might be failing to communicate with the rest of the system.
- AC Stays On: Similar to when the AC is stuck in the on position, your thermostat could need some new parts.
- Thermostat is Unresponsive: If you touch the thermostat and it won’t respond, chances are something is off. Either some came disconnected, or something needs replacing.
- Home is Different Temperatures: If the AC is failing to keep your home temperature evenly distributed, there could be an internal problem that needs addressing.
If you the problem with your air conditioner is the thermostat, it could mean you need some components repaired or replaced. From small cables to large components, we can do it all. If you think the thermostat in your home in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH needs some parts or components replaced, contact Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 and we’ll come take a look!
Coolant, or refrigerant, is a key component in the cooling process of any air conditioner unit. It moves through a system of ducts and copper tubes to assist with the heating and cooling process. Refrigerant essentially absorbs heat from the hot air in your home and transfers it to the outdoor part of your AC unit, where the heat is dispersed outside. It changes states depending on its temperature. When it’s hot, it’s liquid. When it’s cool again, it’s gaseous. It works in conjunction with the cold coils to blow colder air throughout the home. Several components can need replacing that handle the refrigerant in your AC unit. Any part of the system that can cause leaks needs to repaired, or replaced, immediately. Refrigerant leaks are not only bad for your air conditioner, they are bad for your health and bad for the environment. If you suspect that your AC unit in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area is leaking refrigerant and may need some new parts, call Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 for immediate service.
The condenser coil helps facilitate getting hot air out of your home. The condenser coil receives the highly pressurized, hot refrigerant from the compressor coil. A fan blows air over the condenser coils to cool off the refrigerant and release the heat to the outdoors. While most people think of the AC unit as simply blowing cold air into a house, they don’t often think about how the AC unit also gets warm air out of the home. Look for these signs that you need to have your compressor coils inspected.
- Air Isn’t Cold: If your air conditioner is blowing warm or hot air, this is a sign that the heat isn’t being moved to the outside of your home.
- Decreased Efficiency: If your air conditioner is taking longer and longer to cool off your house, your condenser coils could be going out and need replacing.
- Leaks: Dirt and grime can cause a refrigerant leak in the condenser coils. Because the condenser coils are part of the closed-loop refrigerant system, if they begin to leak they need to be replaced immediately.
If your condenser coils are bad, it will decrease your air conditioners ability to remove warm air from your home, which will defeat the purpose of the air conditioner. Bad condenser coils will increase your electric bill while decreasing your overall comfort in your own home. These are components that should not be overlooked, and should be replaced immediately when you discover they are going out to minimize their impact on you. If you’re worried your condenser coils might be going bad for your air conditioner in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call the HVAC experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
The evaporator coil serves a key function in the air conditioner. It serves to cool the air in your house. Warm air flows over the evaporator coil. The coils absorb the heat out of the air, turning the gaseous refrigerant into a liquid that moves through the system to remove the heat from your home. The heated refrigerant flows through the system to your condenser coil. There are several signs to look for that your evaporator coil might be going out and need replacing.
- Warm Air: Warm air coming through the vents when your air conditioner is set to cool is a prime sign that your evaporator coil is going bad.
- Frozen Lines: If the copper lines leading from the outdoor unit are icy or frozen, your evaporator coil could be going bad.
- Foul Smell: A bad smell coming from your vents could also point to an evaporator coil that needs to be replaced.
Keeping a watchful eye out for these signs could help you keep your air conditioner running for the full extent of its lifespan, or prevent catastrophic unit failures further down the road. If your evaporator coil is going bad for the air conditioner to your house in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, contact Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to schedule an inspection appointment today.
The expansion valve is a part in your air conditioner that allows the refrigerant to do its job. It helps depressurize the coolant so it can flow more easily through the internal systems of your air conditioner. This keeps too much refrigerant from flooding the evaporator coil at one time. There are several symptoms that your expansion valve is damaged or in need of repairs.
- AC Compressor On If your AC compressor unit is constantly running, your expansion valve could be malfunctioning.
- Frost from Vents If there is frost in the vents or coming out of them, as well as frost on the compressor, the expansion valve could be going out.
- AC Working Harder If your AC is having to work harder than normal, it could be indicative of a problem with your expansion valve.
Without the expansion valve, nothing will regulate the amount of refrigerant that goes to the evaporator and cause your entire system to be thrown out of whack. Issues like these will only get worse in time, and can affect the rest of your air conditioner units parts if left for too long. If you’re in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area and are worried your expansion valve may be malfunctioning, contact the HVAC technicians of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
This is the core of your air conditioner, and the heart of your outdoor AC unit. The compressor keeps the refrigerant pumping throughout your air conditioning system, keeping it running. Problems with any of the other parts of your air conditioner can have a negative impact on your compressor. You can just get a new compressor most of the times that it breaks, but if it’s another problem stressing the compressor, you’re just going to keep having issues. Refrigerant leaks can cause your compressor to become stressed and work harder to keep the coolant flowing. This can burn it out prematurely. If you hear hissing or loud noises coming from your outdoor unit, your compressor could be at risk. If you’re in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH and worried about your air conditioner or its internal compressor, contact the HVAC experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
The different components in your heating and air conditioning system are the same as parts in your car or in anything else. Without proper maintenance and care they will wear out and require replacing. While many of the symptoms for different problems are shared by each different part, a certified HVAC expert can determine where the problem is so you don’t have to worry about it. It doesn’t matter what brand your air conditioner is, or how large or small the part you need replaced is. If our licensed HVAC technician finds a component that needs replacing, we’ll have it on hand for quick and easy repairs. On the off chance we don’t, we can bring it to your home quickly and efficiently, even if we have to order it. Trusting our professionals to get the job done ensures a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If you’re in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area and are concerned you need air conditioner parts replacement, call the experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to set up an appointment today.